The Cuddle Hormone: The Little Known Secret in the Stress-Response

Anyone who has taken coursework on teaching patients about pain, has undoubtedly heard about the “Lion in the Room” or similar story.  We talk at length about the effects of a state of prolonged sympathetic response for those of our patients living in chronic pain.  They are constantly in “fight or flight” mode, living with altered levels of adrenaline and…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: 38 Years of Physical Therapy Wisdom with Connie Hauser

This week on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast, we are joined by Connie Hauser, who is a legend in the world of physical therapy in Kentucky.  Connie was awarded as the “Most Outstanding PT in Kentucky,” she’s been on the APTA Board of Directors, and was awarded with the Robert G. Dicus Award.

Connie shares how she built her…

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About Time: #physicaltherapy Lynchpin Middleman of Middlemen’s Horrific Ways Exposed via Lawsuit

Thanks goodness for our comrades in California, specifically the Independent Physical Therapists of California (iPTCA).
This blog has unabashadly exposed #physicaltherapy Middlemen for years-those companies who extract value and enrich themselves at the expense of patients, PT clinics, and employers while driving up worker’s compensation costs per episode of care.  For a background, check out the following posts…

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Clinical Podcast: Pelvic Health with Dr. Jennifer Stone

This week on the EIM Clinical Podcast, Dr. Jennifer Stone joins us!  Jen focuses on pelvic health and has become a leader in that specialization over the years.  Jen shares the story of why she entered into the realm of pelvic health and started the Pelvic Health Certification Program.

Jen discusses the importance of pelvic health and addresses some of…

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The APTA’s #ChoosePT is a start…but we have a long way to go

I often think of myself as a “connector” in the profession of physical therapy and within my community. In the role of a connector, I get to talk with PT students, mentor residents and fellows in training, advise practice directors and owners, serve on the Board of my state association and participate in the Department of Health’s opioid work…

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Erasing Barriers to Movement

When you are thinking of ways to grow your business or a new program or type of therapy you offer, what do you consider? Brochures, flyers, marketing visits to referral sources, free screens, etc. probably top the list. Have you thought about eliminating barriers to therapy, though? I’m sure you have thought of that at least somewhat; that is…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Interviews from the APTA Combined Sections Meeting

This week on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast, Dr. Larry Benz co-hosts with Dr. Gene Shirokobrod from Therapy Insiders to bring you a podcast that was filmed live, on location, from the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Larry and Gene interview multiple experts in our industry to bring you stories, lessons learned, and tips from the largest conference in the…

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Pain Neuroscience Wisdom from a 19th Century Electrical Engineer

History is full of stories that teach timeless wisdom. Sometimes these stories provide a glimpse into the problem solving prowess of a genius that can remind us to imitate the same approach. One of my favorites is the below story of Charles Steinmetz’s interaction with Henry Ford.
Charles Proteus Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady
(adapted from Smithsonian Magazine 8…

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